Seven rentable cargo e-bikes to keep trucks out of Antwerp
Three Antwerp organizations – mobility organization Bycykel, thrift store Kringwinkel, and building material company Ecomat/Circomat – have invested in seven electric cargo bikes and accompanying trailers. Other companies and people living in the neighborhood can borrow those vehicles. The city of Antwerp supports the initiative.
“The city wants to support entrepreneurs who offer solutions for the existing mobility problems,” says Koen Kennis (N-Va), Antwper Alderman for Mobility. “Sustainable ways to deliver goods in the city are an actual theme.”
Ecomat/Circomat will use the bikes to transport building materials to and from their micro hub in Borgerhout. The Kringwinkel will use them to pick up and deliver second-hand materials. Also, Antwerp inhabitants are allowed to use the bikes.
The use of those cargo bikes is free until November 30th. After that date, users will pay 7 to 10 euros for one hour, 15 euros for four hours, and 70 euros for 24 hours. People can make an online reservation. The seven cargo bikes have a transport capacity of 150 kg each.